Flower Power Trip: Death At The Masquerade Ball
At a masquerade ball to raise money for renovations to Memorial Library, Kellan finds a dead body dressed in a Dr. Evil costume.
Did one of Maggie’s sisters kill the annoying guest who’d been staying at the Roarke and Daughters Inn, or does the victim have a closer connection to someone else at Braxton College?
As Kellan helps school president Ursula bury a secret from her p...more
One of my favorite scenes in the entire book is the costume party! I seriously want to go to one like that!! The side characters are all great with distinctive personalities that don’t feel cookie cutter!
Kellan strikes again, his days of sleuthing has become frequent, much to the ire of our lovely sheriff April and my personal favorite Myriam. This time Myriam's wife Ursula needs help and Kellan has been given the responsibility to find the stalker. But instead, he finds a dead body at the masquerade ball, and onward and ...more
Flower Power Trip is a multilayer story full of memorable characters, blooming with an irresistible charm. This is the third book in the Braxton Campus Mysteries and if you haven’t read the first two books, please do that. As the author takes us deeper into the life of Braxton, the more we love it. From book to book ...more
Kellan Ayrwick is helping the Braxton College president, Ursula Power, find who is stalking her. Maggie Rourke, head librarian of the Memorial Library, is hosting a masquerade ball to raise funds to renovate the library. The theme is Heroes and Villains. The guest are to come dressed as their favorite hero or villain. It is during the ball that Kellan comes across a dead body with the murderer still holding the knife. The victim turns out to be ...more
Alarmingly, the person standing over the body, clutching the knife, later proved to have killed the man, is a family friend. She professes her innocence to Kellan and, even though he believes she didn't kill the man, he keeps getting the feeling that she is hiding something. But he is adamant to get to the bottom of the problem and f ...more
Poor Kellan, he finds another dead body. This time in the courtyard at the Memorial Library during the fundraiser masquerade ball. Crime sure has been on the rise since he came back to town. The body may tie into a situation Braxton’s school president is facing. The school is also hosting a special flower exhibit, one of Kellan’s siblings is back in town, Nana D is running for mayor, and Kellan’s not so dead wife is sending him postcards from places they had traveled together ...more
Kellan Ayrwick returns in the third Braxton Campus Mystery. This time a visiting professor is found dead in the middle of a function at the University and one of Kellan's friends is found holding the murder weapon. Convinced of his friend's innocence, Kellan sets out to discover the identity of the real killer.
James Cudney is adept at creating realistic and interesting characters who you easily come to care about. We are faced with enough familiar faces from his ...more
Possibly my favorite Braxton Campus mystery so far!!! Flower Power Trip is the third installment of Kellan Airwick's tale. Each book can be a stand alone, but I strongly suggest reading them all, in order. The first book gives an excellent introduction to many of the characters and their family dynamic, and each book from there only grows in development. They line up seamlessly, each story complementing one another and focusing on several different character angles. I especially love the growth ...more
Once again, Kellen Aywrick is called upon to solve a murder when a man is murdered at a costume party. It turns out the man was not who he claimed to be, and in order to keep one of his good friends from taking the fall, Kellen must use all his ...more
While each book in many cozy mystery series function well as stand-alone, I think this series is best read from the start. Important character arcs develop from book to book and the highest level of enjoyment will come from following in order. That said, each book in this series ...more
This is third book in the series that finds a tv producer, single father staying in his hometown to fulfill a one year commitment as he searches for his wife, who is supposedly dead. The cast of characters are the main hook to the novel but the mysteries move the story along rapidly. You don’t have to read them order but it helps to keep track of the three continuing sub plots; much like watching a series like NCIS.
This book is well written. I see it is one of a series of book. It is so well written, I was able to figure out the characters and the plot.
The author's character development is superb. These characters came to life. The descriptions were so clear and vivid that I could actually see these people. It felt like I was investigating right along side the main character.
This is a cozy mystery. I strongly feel these books could make th ...more
I have found all three of James's Braxton Campus books addicting and could not put them down.
I love the humour relationships and the mysteries occurring although, I must admit, Braxton does seem to be having a few problems on its Campus.
I am one going to order book 4 and hope Kellan gains a some peace in his life!
This is another great entry into this series. I love the characters and the way that they play off of each other. The characters remind me a little bit of the characters in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Another series that I love. I look forward to the next book!